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Phil's power starts, stops with Melo

Phil Jackson needs All-Star Anthony more than All-Star Anthony needs Phil Jackson

Updated: March 20, 2014, 2:47 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson was folding himself into the passenger side of a black SUV late Wednesday night, engine running, the vehicle headed toward a Madison Square Garden ramp, when the president of the New York Knicks (and yes, it still feels weird to say it and write it) was asked about the player who had just blown a hole through the best team in the East.

Jackson was asked by ESPNNewYork.com for his impression of Carmelo Anthony, his first gamenight impression as Anthony's boss.

"He ...

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